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3 Pinkham Notch Hikes You’ll Want to Do

With a base at Joe Dodge Lodge in the White Mountains, you're well positioned to spend several days hiking, especially in the summer when the trails are clear all the way through to Mount Washington and other nearby presidential peaks. The other option is to head out on a multi-day backpacking trip to the high huts along the Appalachian Trail in the White Mountains. In just one day I got a taste of the Pinkham Notch…

Where to Hike, Bike & Raft in a Day in New Hampshire

If you drive 90 minutes north of Boston, you'll reach an area that includes three traditional New England towns - Andover, Franklin and Northfield. In one day in this small area it's easy to hike, mountain bike and raft - and then finish the day with a good meal. I was based at the Highland Lake Inn in Andover. It was never more than about a 25 minute drive to adventure! The Northern Rail Trail …

Why You’ll Want to Drive the Mt Washington Auto Road

Not only is Mount Washington the highest mountain in the northeastern United States, it’s a mountain with an international reputation for bad weather. And that’s precisely why its become a tourist attraction. Who isn’t curious about what the windiest place on the planet looks like? In fact on the summit – if you manage to get there – you can visit the Mt Washington Observatory Extreme Weather Museum. I had incorrectly assumed before my visit…

The Fabulous Flume Gorge Hike in Franconia Notch State Park

If you've never been to New Hampshire you're in for a treat, especially if you visit the spectacular White Mountains in the northern part of the state. Years ago I'd driven through on the interstate and what I remembered was mile after mile of pristine forest. On this visit I had time to hike the fabulous Flume Gorge in Franconia Notch State Park and revel in the beauty of the forest cloaked in fresh spring green foliage.  Franconia…

5 Adventurous Things to Do in Acadia National Park

Located two-thirds of the way up the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is one of the most spectacular destinations in New England. From the islands to the highlands, the park is filled with outdoor adventures. Here are five adventurous things to do in Acadia National Park.  Hiking in the park If you don't go on at least one hike in Acadia you should leave the park ashamed. Over 100 miles of hiking trails…

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